Prices & FAQ’s

Whether you’re just beginning your journey with us, or have been here since 1991 – we want you to get the most out of your Women’s Circus experience. Here’s your go to place for class prices, answers to commonly asked questions and training program terms and conditions. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all!

Class Prices

ABOUT OUR PRICES

We appreciate people come to us from a variety of backgrounds for a range of reasons that can make paying for classes a challenge. We trust you will nominate the class price that suits your financial situation. If you have trouble accessing our program due to financial barriers feel free to contact us – we may be able to help.

 

  • Concession price: if you hold a healthcare card, pension card, student card, or are facing financial difficulties.
  • Full price: if you work part-time or full-time and are not facing financial barriers.
  • Solidarity price: you love what we do and want to support our Social Circus Workshops, Artist Programs, and those facing barriers to attend our classes.

 

Once you have a current Women’s Circus Membership you can enrol in a class. 

 

ADULT CLASSES

  • New Women* (6-month program): $500 Concession | $600 Full | $700 Solidarity
  • Ground Based: $225 Concession | $280 Full | $310 Solidarity
  • Aerials: $265 Concession | $330 Full | $360 Solidarity
  • German Wheel: $265 Concession | $330 Full | $360 Solidarity
  • Performance: $185 Concession | $230 Full | $255 Solidarity
  • Northcote Satellite Classes: $250 Concession | $310 Full | $340 Solidarity

 

YOUNG CLASSES

  • New Young Women: $210 Concession | $260 Full | $285 Solidarity
  • Trainee Tumblers: $170 Concession | $210 Full | $$230 Solidarity (no membership required)

 

*Women’s Circus welcomes anyone to our organisation who identifies as, or has lived as a woman, or identifies as non-binary. 

FAQ’s

Where are classes?

Located next to Whitten Oval and near West Footscray station, The Drill Hall has been the home of Women’s Circus since 2006. The training center is equipped with specialised circus gear including trapezes, climbing ropes and aerial equipment. It can accommodate groups of up to 50 participants and is fully accessible. Features include on-site parking, a large community kitchen, Wi-Fi and a community room.

 

How old do I need to be to train?

Our adult classes are designed for anyone over 18 years old. We encourage you to attend our classes no matter what your age or fitness level. Many WC members are in their 20’s and 30’s but we have some students in their 50’s and beyond! If you have concerns about your fitness or have specific needs please talk to us so we can help you work out what class is best for you.

 

What do I need to wear?

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in and go upside down in. You may also want to bring deodorant and a hand towel, especially in summer. For Aerial workshops, it is a good idea to wear tights that cover the back of your knees, and to bring a t-shirt.

 

What do I bring?

We encourage you to bring a water bottle, something light to snack on and to wear layers (the temperature in our space is pretty variable!). There is a kitchen in the building with a fridge. You can use it to store water, food and drinks.

 

What if I’m injured or unwell?

​We encourage you to look after yourself. If you are working with an injury please let your teacher know but note that you are solely responsible for looking after yourself whilst moving by modifying movements, resting if you need to or opting out of certain moves or classes altogether.

What if  I’m pregnant?

​Please let us know at the start of the course, or as soon as you know and make sure you have your medical practitioner’s clearance to exercise. We cannot offer medical advice. You are solely responsible for getting professional advice and information about what you can and can’t do at each stage of pregnancy and for looking after yourself whilst moving by modifying movements, resting if you need to or opting out of certain moves or classes altogether.

 

What if I’m having trouble paying?

Please talk to us if you are having trouble paying. We may be able to arrange a payment plan or you may qualify for a Sponsored Place or Scholarship.

 

Can I enrol in just a few classes rather than the whole series?

Partial term enrolment is typically not possible. On occasion, we may allow pro-rata enrolment, which is calculated at $30 per class concession, $35 per class full. Minimum pro-rata enrolment is 5 classes. Maximum is seven. If a member is planning to attend at least eight of ten classes, they should purchase a full term.

 

Do I need to become a member of Women’s Circus?

To participate in our adult term program, you must be a member of Women’s Circus. Membership is due yearly (every 365 days).

Our satellite classes (ie Northcote classes), kids classes, short courses, intensives, and masterclasses do not require membership.

For more information on the benefits of membership, check out our membership page.

 

I don’t identify as a cis woman. Is Women’s Circus for me?

Women’s Circus warmly welcomes anyone to our membership and training program who identifies as, or has lived as a woman, or identifies as non-binary. If you are still unsure if Women’s Circus is the right fit for you we encourage you to contact us via email or phone, or pop in and check out the space and talk with our staff before enrolling. We also run a pay-as-you-feel Trans and Gender Diverse Acro Open Day twice a year as an opportunity for those who are unsure to come and check out the space and talk with our trainers without committing to a full term class. Feel free to contact us for a copy of our detailed Trans & Gender Diverse Inclusion Policy.

 

I’m not sure I meet the prerequisites for a class. What do I do?

If you are new to Women’s Circus or unsure you meet the pre-requisites for a particular class, please contact our Training & Membership Manager before enrolling – training@womenscircus.org.au or (03) 9687 3665.

Terms & Conditions

Women’s Circus programs are carefully designed so that you get the most out of your journey. Once you’re booked in that place is taken. If you cannot attend a class, we cannot fill your place. Although we have healthy-sized waiting lists, due to the nature of the training we cannot transfer places mid-way through a course.

 

If you’re injured or unwell

​We encourage you to look after yourself. You acknowledge and understand the nature of the activities you will be engaged in and the possibility that an injury or accident may occur. Women’s Circus is not in any way responsible for exacerbation of injuries, accidents, or injuries resulting from participation in a Women’s Circus class. If you are working with an injury please let your teacher know but note that you are solely responsible for looking after yourself whilst moving by modifying movements, resting if you need to or opting out of certain moves or classes altogether.

If you’re pregnant

​Please let us know at the start of the course, or as soon as you know and make sure you have your medical practitioner’s clearance to exercise. We cannot offer medical advice. You are solely responsible for getting professional advice and information about what you can and can’t do at each stage of pregnancy and for looking after yourself whilst moving by modifying movements, resting if you need to or opting out of certain moves or classes altogether.

 

Personal belongings

You are responsible for your personal belongings, and Women’s Circus is not in any way responsible for damage or loss of your personal items.

Damage to property

In the event of damage to Women’s Circus or others’ property caused by you, you will be responsible for all expenses and reimbursement.

 

Refund, cancellation, and transfer policy 

Upon confirmation and payment for your enrolment in a particular class, Women’s Circus classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. To withdraw from a program, Women’s Circus must be provided with a minimum of 14 days’ notice prior to the start date of the program in which you are enrolled. Refunds will not be provided after this date. In the event a class is cancelled or dates are altered by Women’s Circus, you will be offered the option of credit or refund. Credits issued by Women’s Circus must be used within one year of issue date.

 

Women’s Circus will not provide individual make-up or casual classes if you are unable to attend class due to illness, travel plans, work commitments or other personal absences. Classes will run whether you attend or not, it is your responsibility to make sure you can attend all the classes within the term. If an injury is incurred in class which prevents you continuing to train, a refund or credit may be granted on submission of a Medical Certificate (from your Physio or GP).

 

Women’s Circus reserves the right to substitute teachers advertised for classes at its discretion, subject to the replacement teacher being qualified and skilled at a level required to take the relevant class.

 

All changes must go through Women’s Circus and will incur an administration fee of $20.

 

Photos and videos

Our trainers and some students occasionally take photos and videos during class. We may use images and/or footage from classes and of students on our website or in other promotional materials, and we often post photos and/or videos to Facebook and Instagram and other social media platforms.

 

If you don’t feel comfortable with the possibility of your image making its way into the public forum and the internet, please let your teacher know at the start of the course and class and make sure you opt out of any photos or video filming. If you don’t tell us, we won’t know you’re not ok with us photographing you. Photos and videos used for our marketing purposes are our property and students have no rights to be compensated for them.

 

 

Privacy policy

Safeguarding your privacy is important to us and our policy adheres to the Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Providing personal information is an act of trust and we take it seriously. Unless you give us consent to do otherwise, we will only collect and use personal information as set out below.

 

The only personal information we collect is what you provide voluntarily. We may also collect and store correspondence for sales, accounting and service purposes.

Personal information will be used to fulfil the obligations of your purchase and to provide you with quality customer service.

We may contact you using the information you have given us to provide information that may be of interest to you, new courses, special offers, and to send newsletters. You can let us know at any time if you do not wish to be provided with information from us, either by emailing or unsubscribing from our newsletters.